PetsPyjamas Pet Parents’ Top-Reviewed Dog Holidays

To celebrate National Pet Parents Day, we thought we’d pass the mic to our wonderful customers and share some of their lovely reviews of our best dog-friendly getaways. From charming rural retreats to stunning seaside escapes, we’ve put together a list of our top-reviewed pet-friendly hotels through the eyes of PetsPyjamas customers. 

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Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Gloucestershire

 

 

This super dog-friendly hotel in the Cotswolds makes for a wonderful home from home for guests and their four-legged friends. A warm welcome awaits you and Fido in this family-owned hotel, set amongst the rolling hills of the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. Rooms offer spectacular views of the Malvern Hills, which are excellent walking terrain for curious canines. Tennis fans can enjoy a game on one of two tennis courts, whilst there’s an 18 hole course for those who are keen golfers. The hotel also boasts 10-acre grounds – perfect for off the lead frolics! 

The beautiful Tewkesbury Abbey is just a 10-minute drive away, and welcomes furry friends too! You can also take a stroll along the Severn Ham or visit the delightful town of Tewkesbury, where you’ll find a number of dog-friendly cafes and shops. Upon your return to the hotel, you can take a dip in the indoor pool or indulge in a lovely Afternoon Tea with Fido by your side.


✨ Pet Parent Reviews ✨

Pet parent: Caitlin Glover
Dog name(s):
Rhyme
Breed:
Large mixed
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We recently stayed here as part of their two-night New Years’ eve package and we were blown away. The staff were super friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and welcoming to dogs with a bed for them, bowls, a dog towel and access to the outside. The food was simply amazing and the manager took the time every day to stop, talk to and get to know all the guests. The location is simply beautiful and walking down to explore the town of Tewksbury provided a great stimulating walk for the dog and his humans.”

Pet parent: Sarah Stone
Dog name(s):
Olive
Breed:
Cockapoo
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Puddles Pet Package we had was amazing. The food included was superb quality with a lovely afternoon tea too. Our dog Olive was well catered for and enjoyed all of the doggie dinners and extra food left in the room. It’s a great base to explore The Cotswolds and we will be going back. 

Pet parent: Emma Thompson
Dog name(s):
Evie
Breed:
Mixed breed
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We had a lovely time at Tewkesbury Park. All the staff were friendly and welcoming, Evie loved her complimentary dog treats and the room was comfy for us all. The food and drinks were of good quality. We had a wonderful massage with Abby, the Health Club was clean and the staff were also very helpful. 

 

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The Jack Russell, Hampshire

 


Situated on the Faccombe Estate, The Jack Russell is a truly dog-friendly historic pub in Hampshire with stylish bedrooms, each named after dog breeds with rustic and cosy interiors. The pub features a welcoming bar and restaurant, spacious bedrooms and a lovely English garden. To ensure that your four-legged friend feels at home the Jack Russell team offers dog beds, bowls and even a special doggy beer plus a warm welcome from resident dogs Barnie and Betty.

Your canine companion will love the endless country walks from the doorstep and exploring historic points of interest including Stonehenge and Highclere Castle. Foodies will love sampling the local menu that celebrates great British produce with a focus on the conservation of the outstanding natural beauty and wildlife of the surrounding areas.

 

✨ Pet Parent Reviews ✨

 

Pet parent: Kerry Barlow
Dog name(s):
Tilly
Breed:
Mixed breed
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We had an absolutely fabulous time staying at the Jack Russell. What a stunning location – the food was absolutely gorgeous as was our room. Couldn’t fault it. They are certainly dog friendly and made such a fuss of all the dogs that were there, and provided a dog bowl and dog biscuit in the room which was a nice touch. Would definitely revisit. 

Pet parent: Natalie Brome
Dog name(s):
Pablo
Breed:
Dachshund
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“We stayed in the French Bulldog room and there was a seating area, large comfy bed and beautiful en-suite. There was a free bottle of doggie beer and dog biscuit which our Dachshund loved! Free tea and coffee with fresh milk and Tunnocks tea cakes! We were able to bring our dog to sit with us at breakfast and dinner, as well as in the bar area and all staff were incredibly friendly. The food and drink was incredible and there is a 5k walk that starts at the pub and has wonderful views. All in all, a fantastic break away!”

Pet parent: Pamela Kimber
Dog name(s):
Henry
Breed:
Cockapoo
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“We enjoyed our stay at the Jack Russell Inn so much we came home & immediately booked to go back next year! Brilliant service from friendly professional staff, lovely rooms which are clean, modern & in immaculate condition and it’s so dog friendly. It was so lovely knowing our dog was welcome wherever we went, even to meals.”

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South Lodge Hotel & Spa, West Sussex


 

Located just an hour’s drive from Central London, and bordering the magnificent South Downs National Park, The South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex is a deluxe five-star country house that “treats pets exactly like the guests.” 

You can expect stunning, individually designed rooms, with gorgeous soft furnishings and quirky furniture against a backdrop of spectacular rural views. With flawless attention to detail, including a pillow menu, ensuring that every guest enjoys the most restful of stays, the lodge offers the ultimate luxury hotel experience. 

The hotel boasts a state-of-the-art spa complete with indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a thermal suite – perfect for a little self-care and pampering. Set amongst 93 acres of stunning woodland, there’s also fabulous walking opportunities and plenty for you and your best furry friend to explore. 


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Pet parent: Florence Simmons
Dog name(s):
Billie
Breed:
Working Cocker Spaniel
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This hotel was absolutely fabulous from the very moment we checked in. Such a warm welcome for us and an even warmer welcome for our dog – treats galore! The room is one of the best – opening directly to the hotel’s beautiful grounds, where you can literally walk from your bedroom doors straight onto an abundance of beautiful walks. The spa is quite simply one of the best I have been to, and the Spa restaurant is an absolute must. Five stars from the humans and Five paws from the dog! 

Pet parent: Tracy Nampala
Dog name(s):
Wybie
Breed:
Miniature Poodle
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The staff were friendly and very accommodating with our dog. The room was wonderful and we absolutely loved the bathroom as it felt like our own private spa. The grounds were great for dog walks and most of all we enjoyed our experience at the spa. We shall definitely be returning for future special occasions. This is the place to be for a real treat and escape from daily life.

Pet parent: Emma Wollaston
Dog name(s):
Vinne
Breed:
French Bulldog
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“The hotel was gorgeous and the staff were all so lovely. They went out of their way to make it special for us and Vinnie (our Frenchie). We stayed for our wedding anniversary and could not have asked for more. The spa was incredible and the food in The Botanica was excellent”

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Colwall Park Hotel, Worcestershire

 

 

This charming English country house hotel is ideally located in the picturesque rural village of Malvern, on the sunny western side of the breathtaking Malvern Hills. With comfortable rooms, exquisite food, lovely dog-welcoming staff, and stunning surroundings, Colwall Park is a fantastic choice for pet parents looking for a countryside escape with Fido. 

The hotel prides itself on its dog-friendly bar, where you can dine with your dog and enjoy both breakfast and dinner with your hound by your side. Here you can sample the award-winning restaurant menu, renowned for being one of Malvern’s best places to eat; featuring classic British dishes and “scrumptious” puds. Sausages are provided for hungry hounds, too!

Perfect for walkies, there’s a beautiful garden for canine companions to stretch their legs, and beyond that, there are a series of footpaths leading directly onto the hills; where you and your four-legged friend will be able to enjoy some of the most magnificent scenery. Further afield, you can discover the nearby attractions of Eastnor Castle, Croome Court and Witley Court & Gardens. The local historic towns of Great Malvern and Ledbury also make for lovely days out. 

 

✨ Pet Parent Reviews ✨

 

Pet parent: Rebecca York
Dog name(s):
Dylan & Lola
Breed:
Cockapoos
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 Lovely hotel, great food and the option to bring our dogs! We enjoyed a lovely meal in the bar area and a fantastic breakfast with a great selection. Our room was lovely and spacious and the hotel provided dog beds and bowls for our pooches – even a jar of dog treats! We were very impressed and would go back without hesitation.”

Pet parent: Lee Cowling
Dog name(s):
Lana & Rodney
Breed:
Border Collies
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“We walked in and the girls in reception made a huge fuss of our dogs which made us all feel welcome immediately. Our room was a good size and well equipped, with 2 clean dog beds and a bowl. The hotel staff gave us ideas and directions of what to do during the days which was helpful. The food was excellent and the dining areas and bar were just right for us. I would recommend the hotel to anyone and I am certain we will go back again. The dogs want to go back as they enjoyed all the treats and attention!”

Pet parent: Aileen Rickett
Dog name(s):
Hattie & Henry
Breed:
French Bulldogs
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“We had a lovely few days at Colwall Park Hotel. The hotel is very nice, the room was lovely, the food was really nice and there are lots of lovely dog walks nearby. The staff were outstanding, too – so warm and friendly, the dogs were fussed over at every opportunity. The bar was so lovely. Overall, a great place.”

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Cary Arms & Spa, Devon


 

Located on the stunning Babbacombe Beach, the Cary Arms & Spa is undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in Devon. Exuding all the charm of a traditional ‘Inn on the Beach’, with the style and comfort of a luxury boutique hotel, this 5* dog-friendly destination makes for the perfect seaside escape with Fido. 

Choose to stay in one of the luxury Seaview rooms or chic beach huts, both of which boast sun-drenched terraces where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views. The pub itself serves an exquisite selection of food using quality, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients, with an emphasis on seafood and vegan dishes. Fine dining, with an even finer setting – and you can even dine with your pooch too, with doggie dinners and lots of treats on offer for furry friends. 

When it’s time to explore, you and your curious canine can pick up the South West Coastal Path right from the front door, or take a stroll down to the beautiful dog-friendly Oddicombe Beach. Afterwards, you can unwind in the spa which includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room. 


✨ Pet Parent Reviews ✨


Pet parent:
Jackie Walters
Dog name(s):
Misty
Breed:
Labrador
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“From the moment we arrived till the moment we left we were made to feel so welcome. The room was perfect for us and our labrador Misty. It had a small outside balcony with an amazing view of the sea and although we had to walk through the hotel to take Misty ‘outside’ it was much less onerous than I imagined. We breakfasted and dined both nights, Misty included, and the food is exceptional, as is the ambience in the restaurant. I really hope I can return soon!”

Pet parent: Amanda Chard
Dog name(s):
Hope
Breed:
Cockapoo
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It was our first time using PetsPyjamas and overall we were so impressed with our visit. The Cary Arms was brilliant for a stay with the dog. We stayed in one of the huts – so spacious and comfortable. The staff were lovely and our dog got lots of love and attention. We look forward to going back!”

Pet parent: Poppys Travels
Dog name(s):
Poppy
Breed:
Chihuahua
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Had an amazing 3 night’s stay at The Cary Arms – our room was lovely and the hotel could not have been more welcoming for our pooch Poppy, who enjoyed every minute. The food in the restaurant was divine – we ended up eating there every night & Poppy came too. The location was beautiful and very relaxing, even with the slightly hair raising road down to the front door!”

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Battlesteads Hotel, Northumberland

 


Nestled in the delightful village of Wark in Northumberland, The Battlesteads Hotel is a charming country inn that offers luxury and comfort in the most gorgeous surroundings. If you’re looking for somewhere to relax, unwind and discover the wonders of the spectacular Northumberland landscape, look no further than this lovely dog-welcoming hotel.

Expect a traditional country house style atmosphere, with beamed ceilings, super cosy rooms, a large walled garden for your dog to roam, wonderful home-cooked food and a range of local ales. Furry friends can dine with you in the hotel’s bar, lounge and outdoor areas; where the chefs will serve up some of the finest food around. 

Perfectly positioned on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, there are plenty of wonderful walking routes and trails right from the doorstep. You and your curious canine will absolutely love exploring the surrounding scenery – it’s the ultimate escape to the country! 


✨ Pet Parent Reviews ✨


Pet parent: Edward Dawes
Dog name(s): Amber 
Breed: Labrador
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“My wife, Amber the Labrador, and I have just returned from a very relaxing two-night break in one of the hotel’s lodge rooms. Very comfy with an amazing bathroom the room was fab. The food was very good, the tasting menu was well worth it if you do the deal. Excellent breakfast, we have booked to go again in the autumn.”

Pet parent: Janet Murphy
Dog name(s): Max
Breed: Mixed breed
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“This place is run to perfection by the friendly, attentive staff. I have never stayed anywhere that was run so well. The lodge felt comfortable and luxurious with lots of attention to detail and thoughtful touches. The food presentation was excellent and delicious. Max, our dog had lots of attention and enjoyed the walled garden. Truly faultless, and we look forward to returning.”
 
Pet parent: Trouble
Dog name(s): Dora
Breed: Chihuahua
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Dora, our chihuahua loved Battledress Hotel. Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. The staff were amazing and couldn’t have been kinder to us and Dora. Our table was always there for us and extra sausages and treats.”


 
 
 
 

The Swan Hotel & Spa, Lake District


 

This riverside inn has a lovely rural setting near Lake Windermere, in the Lake District, and has all the ingredients for a fabulous dog-friendly stay. Pet parents will love the fact that you can stay in a luxury New English style cottage on the grounds which can sleep up to eight with a terrace, outdoor fireplace, and fabulous views.

You can explore the fabulous Vu spa, the perfect place to relax and rewind after a busy morning of walks with your best furry friend. Take a dip in the pool plus there’s a jacuzzi as well as a gym and a range of treatments. Personal training is also available. 

Your pooch will have acres of space to explore in the gardens and wooftastic walks from the doorstep. There are loads of dog-friendly attractions close by, including the Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway or a dog-friendly cruise across the Lakes where you can stop off at different points. The hotel also offers a doggie information pack with loads of ideas for your stay.



Pet Parent Reviews


Pet parent: Stephanie Chiazza
Dog name(s): Bob
Breed: Mixed breed
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“The Swan is situated in a picturesque location at the south of Lake Windermere. Our room was clean and comfortable and the additional accessories provided in the room for our small dog were a nice touch. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food at the Inn/Brasserie was great. We would definitely visit again!”

Pet parent: Georgina Lockwood
Dog name(s): Otis
Breed: Mixed breed
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Couldn’t have loved this stay more. The staff are amazing. The place is so beautiful and relaxing. I loved sitting next to the open fire with my dog and drinking a lovely cocktail and reading a book. Can’t wait to come back again”

Pet parent: Cece Collier
Dog name(s): 
Breed: Mixed breed
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We absolutely loved this quaint & cosy hotel. From the moment we drive up, it had charm & class. The staff were attentive & friendly. The food was delicious & the decor was fun and whimsical. We will definitely be back.”

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Homewood Hotel & Spa, Somerset

 

 

Nestled within the 10-acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, Homewood Hotel & Spa is a superb dog-friendly destination ideally located just outside of Bath, Somerset. Dating back to the 13th century, Homewood Park mixes contemporary design alongside historic elements such as wooden floors, inviting roaring log fires and antique paintings.

Your dog will feel very spoilt here with a specially prepared Woof Box filled with Lilys Kitchen food, treats, a ball, doggie beds and bowls and is free to roam the sitting rooms and bar where there’s even a doggie menu.

The hotel offers a variety of luxurious bedrooms and suites to choose from, a relaxed restaurant and a luxury spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool. You and your dog will feel in the lap of luxury!

Pet Parent Reviews

 

Pet parent: Victoria Sly
Dog name(s): Minnie
Breed: Golden Retriever 
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“We stayed at Homewood for a short break following our wedding day, it was also our dog Minnie’s gotcha day whilst we were there. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, for us the spa and hot tub meant we really got to relax and unwind. And the dog loved the doggy menu and her puppachino by the fire to celebrate her special day. There were great walks directly from the hotel and some stunning views. The room and facilities were lovely, the food delicious (cocktails weren’t bad too)!”

Pet parent: Louella Teasdale
Dog name(s): Luna
Breed: Cavapoo
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“We loved it at Homewood. The hotel was beautiful, the staff helpful and the food delicious. Luna was very welcome and, although she couldn’t go in the main restaurant, it was understandable and she could dine with us in the beautiful bar or lounge areas.”

Pet parent: Janet Leigh
Dog name(s): Treacle
Breed: Cockapoo
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“This was a superb hotel. My family and I and our cockapoo Treacle, had a fabulous weekend. The facilities were great and all of the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had a good time.”

 
 
 


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